A world leader in girls’ boarding education and a place where academic excellence, empathy and integrity thrive.
About the school
Wycombe Abbey is an exceptional place; we operate as a full boarding school for 660 girls and we are committed to the development of each one. Built on the firm foundation of 125 years of educating young women, our vision is to be at the forefront of girls’ boarding education and recognised globally as a world class school. We are excited about encouraging curiosity, bold ideas, innovation, leadership and delight in learning – inside and outside the classroom. We are surrounded by 170 acres of parkland yet only 25 minutes from London by train. The School has a culture that stimulates and inspires throughout the day, seven days a week, empowering girls to achieve their best, academically and socially. Our learning environment is supportive, yet challenging, preparing girls to be successful leaders through an exceptional school experience. Pupils move onto top universities in the UK, USA and overseas.
- Girls' Boarding: 592 (11 to 18)
- Total Pupils: 658 (196 in Sixth Form)
- Day Fees: £10315/term
- Boarding Fees: £13750/term
Scholarships, Bursaries & Fees
We aim to be as accessible as possible to girls whose parents could not otherwise afford to meet the full cost of fees by offering means-tested Bursaries. Please contact us to learn more.
Our Scholarships and Exhibition Awards carry considerable prestige both inside and outside of the School but are of limited financial value. They are awarded in recognition of excellence, achievement and potential in academia and the arts.
Boarding fees include tuition, lodging, laundry, personal accident insurance, the cost of most games activities, the majority of educational materials and many curriculum trips. Fees also include the provision of pastoral care, meals and snacks, and many activities as part of the co-curricular and Weekend Activities programme. Day fees include the above apart from lodging and laundry. Day Boarders can occasionally stay overnight if a need arises, for instance special events in House or if they are on a school trip which either departs very early in the morning or returns to school very late in the evening and will be charged per night. There will be further charges for external exams and Paid Extras, such as additional music, dance and drama lessons, specialist sport coaching, some curriculum trips and optional insurances. Paid Extras are billed in arrears and the level of charges varies depending on the activities a pupil chooses.
Pupils wishing to join the School must register by 1 June in the year prior to entry. 11+ assessments have three stages: online CAT4, assessment day, scholarships exams (if applicable). 13+ assessments have two stages: online CAT4, assessment day with a limited number of candidates going forward. Candidates for Sixth Form submit a UKiSET test with selected candidates going forward to exam and interview. Music Scholarships and Bursaries are also available. More information about the process is on our website.